Off-Leash Dog Parks in Minneapolis, MN

There are 14 off-leash dog parks in Minneapolis. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Minneapolis.

Pet Friendly Minneapolis Airport Off Leash Dog Park
Minneapolis Airport Off Leash Dog Park Just south of Highway 62, 80 acres - mix of open spaces and paths bordering a large swamp/wetland area. This is NOT an official city regulated off-leash dog park. The land is owned by the Metropolitan Airport Commission and borders the airport runways. Not all areas are fenced so dogs should have good recall. While you don't need to have an off-leash permit to let your dog run free here, there are no trash cans, bags or water sources (save the swamp) for the dogs. What your dog poops in, you bring out. Be warned: Since no one is enforcing the stricter regulations of city dog parks, you bring your dog at your own risk. Majority of dog owners are responsible and want the park to be a clean and safe place for dogs to play. That being said, watch where you step and remember if there is a problem with another dog or owner, you are on your own to resolve it. See Details
Pet Friendly Lake of the Isles Dog Park
Lake of the Isles Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Lake of the Isles Parkway. See Details
Airport Park Off Leash Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this neighborhood dog park, though be careful as the area is not fully fenced. See Details
Loring Park Off Leash Dog Park City dogs will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area in the northeast section of this public park, which includes grass, boulders, bridge, gravel, and trees. Permit required. See Details
St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Recreation Area Your pet will love to let off some steam at this fenced, off-leash park, which includes mulch ground cover and shade trees. Remember to bring water. See Details
Carlson Dog Park at Cedar Knoll Park Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes lovely trees for shade. Permit from city required. See Details
Franklin Terrace Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park on Franklin Terrace. See Details
Victory Prairie Dog Park 2.5 acres all fenced in, mostly grass, a few gravel paths & wood chips by the picnic tables. The regulars have provided a box with bags for clean up, and bowls for water, but you should bring your own water. The locals are friendly, but some dogs are overly alpha. Not a good place if your puppy is shy. The handout from the city says parking on Russell is allowed, but some neighbors yell at people who park in front of their homes. See Details
St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Dog Park There is a dog park located across the street from Columbia Park Golf Learning Center on the south side of St Anthony Parkway. Parking lot located West of the Columbia Golf Learning Center and near the kiosk. See Details
Lyndale Farmstead Off-Leash Dog Park Lyndale Farmstead Off-Leash Dog Park is one of seven dog-friendly recreation areas in the Minneapolis area. There are benches and shaded areas for humans to enjoy while pets run around the park. Before heading into the park, you can park on West 38th and West 40th streets or Bryant Avenue. Pet owners should remember that the ground of the Lyndale Farmstead Dog Park is crushed granite, which some dog's paws may be sensitive to this surface. To use the seven dog parks, you must first purchase a permit: either a daily permit for $5 per dog; or an annual permit, which is $35 for the first dog and $25 for each additional dog for Minneapolis Residents; and $60 for the first dog and $35 for each additional dog for Non-Minneapolis Residents. The off-leash dog parks are open from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Sochacki Dog Park Sochacki Park is pet-friendly. The park includes 37 acres of land in Robbinsdale and the Rice Lake and Mary Hills nature areas in Golden Valley. Park amenities include picnic tables and shelter along with a meandering paved trail running the length of the park which will provide future connections to regional trails in the area. Dogs are welcome to hang out in the dog park. Located in a grassy area just east of the park’s north parking lot, you and your pooch will find water bowls, plus there are plenty of dog-friendly hiking and walking trails nearby. The park is open every day of the week from 5am to 10pm. See Details
North Loop Play Area North Loop Play Area is pet-friendly. The North Loop play area is located at 3rd Street North and 8th Avenue North next to the Herschel Lofts Building. The play area is approximately 6,000 square feet solely dedicated for off-leash play by neighborhood dogs. See Details
Gateway Dog Park Gateway Dog Park is pet-friendly. Bring Fido with you to enjoy the agility equipment in the fenced-off area of this popular dog park. Dogs are allowed to use the park, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Gateway Play Area Gateway Play Area is pet-friendly. This downtown dog park is a great place to bring your pooch in the Minneapolis area for some off-leash fun. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pups leave behind and to keep them under control while they're playing. See Details
Elm Creek Reserve Dog Park Pets will find more than enough room to play at this 29 acre, fenced dog park, set in the middle of the gorgeous Elm Creek Reserve. Permit required. See Details
Bloomington Dog Park This 25-acre park is a dog's dream! There is a very large grassy area, hills, trees and even a pond for those dogs that like to swim. See Details
Bryant Lake Regional Dog Park Dogs go wild for this 9.3 acre, fully fenced off-leash play area in Eden Prairie's beautiful Bryant Lake Park. Our paved, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails are dog-friendly. Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot, non-retractable leash except in designated off-leash areas. Leashed dogs are allowed on all paved trails except where posted otherwise. They are not permitted on turf trails, with the exception of designated trails in parks where no paved trails exist. Dogs on-leash are also allowed in campgrounds and group camps, but not in picnic or beach areas. Passes are required but may be purchased online. See Details
Battle Creek Regional Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced, grassy dog park, which includes trees and benches. See Details
Alimagnet Dog Park Alimagnet Dog Park is the perfect place to let your dog run free. It offers 7 acres of off-leash fenced area, a double-gated entry, a pond, an open grass area, a wood-mulch walking path, a wooded area, picnic tables, benches, waste bags, and trash containers. The park also hosts many special events throughout the year (that you can find listed on their website). Park rules include picking up after your dog and filling any holes that your dog may dig. All dogs must enter and exit the park on a leash. Any aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. All dogs 4 months or older must be fully licensed and vaccinated. Female dogs in heat are not allowed. No human food or dog treats are allowed inside the park. See Details
Staring Lake Dog Park Pets love this 5.7 acre fenced Eden Prairie off-leash dog park, which includes both grassy open areas and lovely wooded trails. Open April to December only. See Details
Woodview Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash in this fenced dog park, which sets aside certain hours for small-dog only play. A portion of the park near Larpenteur Ave is unfenced. See Details
Cleary Lake Regional Dog Park Located south of Cleary Lake Regional Park, this is a 28 acre fenced off-leash dog park that is part of the Three Rivers Park District's off-leash dog parks. Take your pet for an off-leash run in the lovely prairie setting of this fenced dog park, which includes a separately fenced pond for dog swimming. Permit from Park District Administration required. See Details
Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this 12-acre, partially fenced dog park. See Details
Arlington Arkwright Dog Park Nestled in a residential neighborhood, this 4.5 acre park offers people and pets an opportunity to engage in social interaction and play. Dogs can be off leash at this fully fenced park, and there are wooded trails and plenty of open space to run. It's located at the intersection of Arlington and Arkwright streets in St. Paul (just off 35E and Maryland Ave). The park is bounded by Arlington Avenue on the north, Arkwright Street on the west, Clark Street on the south and Desoto Street on the east. See Details